2016 Jeep Wrangler Research & Reviews

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  • Love this Hard RocK! - 2016 Jeep Wrangler
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    Really love the style and durability of this 2016! Drives great on the road and off. Live on a very steep, snow/iced covered road and have NO PROBLEM buzzing up that hill in the worst of conditions. It's a little less stable in high winds on the open road...but I can deal with that. Wish I got a bit better gas millage.....but when you drive 75-80mph I guess one can't expect too much.

  • Loving my jeep - 2016 Jeep Wrangler
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    I'm new to jeep. I commute over 120 miles per day and although I was aware of the mpg average of 19-20 hwy, I really needed the 4wd for winter and the top off for summer. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. 5,000 miles in and I haven't had a single mechanical failure. I will say that the base speaker are beyond horrible, and the speaker bar sucks also. The wind noise at high speeds are to be expected with a vehicle that basically strips down to nothing in a matter of moments. The plastic interior doors can become a problem for long distance drives depending on driving position. Other than that, It's a total blast and I can't wait till summer!

  • 6th Wrangler purchase - 2016 Jeep Wrangler
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    When I went for this purchase I knew what would work for me from my previous purchases. I went for the Unlimited Sport with the S package and automatic. My previous Jeep was a 15 Sahara Unlimited, It had a stiff suspension, 18 inch wheels that the dealership had a tough time with one sided balancing. I thought it was Wranglers luxury model, Its ride was a disappointment. The 430 Nav Stereo was a disappointment. It might have been better with the speaker upgrade. On my new Jeep the ride is nice, It has the 17 inch wheels and softer suspension. The biggest surprise is the headliner in the 3 piece Hardtop, It really quiets the interior. The base stereo with sat radio sounds great. When I was dealing with a stereo shop with my Sahara To improve the sound, the tech said to always go with the standard stereo and put your own stereo in. But I do not think I will need one. I added the Sahara sidesteps, they really protect the side paint. I went for the automatic because I live in a big city, and rush hour can get real old . I went for the 3.21 rear end for better gas mileage. I added Trac-Loc so one day when somebody wanted to do some serious off roading, they could. If you are mainly a street driver, opt for the Unlimited Sport . It takes a few thousand miles for everything to smooth out and break-in. I purchased a black one,so everything blends in, including the painted pieces in the interior. I ordered the Sahara bumper appliques front and rear in Billet Silver which should add some nice contrast with the black paint for $174. including tax from the dealer. The engine and transmission are so smooth. I love that it is a convertible, 4x4,and utility, or tow vehicle, so flexible. I love the way it drives. The Unlimited is not as squirelly as the 2 door, and has better safety ratings. I think I should have ordered the optional side airbags, maybe on the next one. I do not know how they would work out if you were doing serious off roading.

  • Willys Rocks - 2016 Jeep Wrangler
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    Bought a 2016 Willys, Tank Green, half doors, 6 speed manual, soft top (the Northern NJ dealer thought I was nuts between traffic and winter) and love it! Had similarly equipped '91 Renegade and enjoyed that but this new Jeep seems to be of much better quality, more solid to me and gosh is it FUN! And it is cool to look at. I (well, the Jeep) get stares from men and women alike. If you like luxury stuff you best look else where. Sure the ride is a bit rough and there is some instability in the turns at higher speed and it can be a bit noisy - it is a JEEP! As fun as my 325i Bimmer convertible is, I enjoy the Jeep just as much or more. Have yet to take it off road...

  • Horrible in almost every way - 2016 Jeep Wrangler
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    I drove this for three days as a rental and it was by far the worst car of any type I have ever driven. Hard to handle. Incredibly poor interior layout. Uncomfortable to the max. Poor mileage. Difficult to get into and out of. Large and clunky size. No backup camera. No USB ports. Odd controls. Literally everything about this screamed "return me early".

  • First Timer! - 2016 Jeep Wrangler
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    I went out and purchased a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Black Bear edition after driving a 2015 Rubicon for a week. I came from a 2013 Subaru WRX STI which was a great car, but drew all the wrong attention. My Jeep has received more compliments in a week then I ever got from my STI. Firecracker Red is a real looker. To me, the Jeep is just as fun to drive as the Subaru! Its far more comfortable and the technology is much better. Alpine Audio with navigation is a must have and the 6 spd manual is on point. Looking forward to many fun years driving this Jeep. Lift coming soon!

  • Satisfied with my 2016 JKU Sport S - 2016 Jeep Wrangler
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    I've wanted a Jeep since I started driving. I never could convince the folks to let me have one. They were concerned about roll over safety issues and below average fuel economy, etc. As an adult I couldn't justify a two door vehicle with a family of 4. Enter the 2007-Current Jeep Wrangler JKU 4dr. I Test drove one in 2007 and liked it; should have bought it, but opted for a great deal on a used Nissan Xterra; excellent SUV, but only 2WD that was $11K less than the Jeep, soooo... Fast forward to 2015. My impulse to buy a Jeep was expedited when I heard rumors of Jeep doing a major redesign on the Wrangler for 2017/18. Not wanting to miss out on any of the things that make Jeep Wranglers cool, it was time to start shopping. Before the 2016 Wrangler I'd never had a brand new car, first thing I did was look at used ones to save some money. After an exhaustive search I learned that Wranglers hold their value very well and buying a used Jeep with a bunch of miles, no warranty, and potential issues due to improperly installed modifications, just didn't make sense with only a $2k to $3K price spread between used and new. You better have the full warranty and you don't want to buy somebody else's problem. Buying a new one made the best sense in my opinion. On to what the Wrangler is...Previous to the Wrangler I had a 2009 Buick Lucerne CX; reliable, comfortable, lots of luxury options; a good commuter car, but the fall in crawl out characteristics of a low slung highway cruiser, typically popular with octogenarians, got on my nerves after a while since I'm a big guy (6'3" 240) and i'm only half way to 80. I only bought it because I needed a highway car just then and the price was excellent. Anyhow, I did have some reservations about going from that to a Wrangler, especially after reading reviews about lack of technology, safety, noise, below average fuel efficiency, blah, blah, blah. However, I have to say that I have been pleasantly surprised. One of the things that impressed me most is that ANY Jeep Wrangler, regardless of trim level, is capable of doing serious off road work right off the lot. That's just cool! And the extensive after market allows for a zillion custom options to personalize your Jeep; limited only by the size of your imagination and your wallet. The supposed lack of technology doesn't bother me. I didn't use half the stuff on the Buick anyway. The Wrangler's ride is different, but after all the Wrangler is a truck; drives like a truck, handles like a truck, as it should. I like trucks; have owned several, so we're good. Anybody that expects a Wrangler to have ride and highway manners like a road car has no idea what a Wrangler is for. My 2016 Wrangler Unlimited Sport S has the three-piece hard top; the only choice if you want any kind of security. Speaking of security, Jeep really should have hood locks as a standard option. Batteries are too expensive not to have them. Next noise. I've read all kinds of reviews about the "noise" of the Wrangler. Honestly, the road/wind noise in my Jeep, with the hard top and the windows up is not any more than I experienced in the Buick. Obviously, the soft top is going to allow more noise, but again the Wrangler is a purpose built vehicle with truck characteristics that isn't for everybody. If comfort and quiet are important, then get another less trail worthy Jeep like a Cherokee or maybe a Cadillac. Anyone considering a Jeep really has to know what they are buying and know what kind of driving they are most likely to do. That said, buying a Jeep Wrangler blind will likely lead to disappointment. I know it's being picky, but another thing Jeep should include as standard are door threshold covers. Just about every other car I can think of has them. The exposed, painted surfaces of the rocker panels at the bottom of the doors WILL take a beating. I've had my Jeep only a short time and they are already showing wear. There are tons of affordable aftermarket solutions, but they should really be covered up from the factory. It'd be a cheap way to rack up customer loyalty points and would take maybe 10 seconds to slap'em on at the factory. Lastly a quality issue that's come up has to do with the OE windshield. After only two weeks I got a rock chip in the windshield from rock hauler that sped by. I read online threads indicating that there may be a quality issue with the wind screens chipping/cracking easily. Some owners reported replacing wind screens 4 or 5 times a year, which is problematic and cost prohibitive. Admittedly, my Jeep journey has just begun with less than 1000 miles. The local dealership was very helpful. Jeep online tools appear are quite extensive. I feel I got my 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport S for a fair price ($32K). Time will tell as far as long term reliability, maintenance expenses, dealer/service support, etc., but for now I am quite satisfied. OIIIIIIIO

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